Saturday
07. August
at 20.30
Stolnica svetega Nikolaja (Cathedral of St. Nicholas) - Ljubljana

BERLIN WIND OCTET (Germany, Hungary, Japan, Slovenia)

Christoph Hartmann, oboa
Andreas Wittmann, oboa
Wenzel Fuchs, clarinet
Tomaž Močilnik, clarinet
Andrej Žust, horn
Boštjan Lipovšek, horn
Bence Bogányibassoon
Hana Hasegawabassoon


Programme:

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op.103
Franz Krommer (1759 – 1831), Octet-Partita in F major, Op.57
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791), Serenade in C minor, KV 388


Christoph Hartmann got his first oboe at the age of ten. Two years later he was already studying under Georg Fischer at the Conservatory in Augsburg. In 1984 he continued his training with Günther Passin at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, where after passing his final examination he also became a professor. He began his career as an orchestral musician in 1991 with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, and the following year moved to Berlin. A teacher since 1993 in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy, in 1999 Hartmann, together with colleagues, founded the Landsberger Sommermusiken (Landsberg Summer Music), out of which evolved the Ensemble Berlin. In recent years he has devoted himself increasingly to research, and has discovered and enriched his own repertoire with compositions by the once legendary, now nearly forgotten oboe virtuoso Antonino Pasculli.

Andreas Wittmann had his first encounter with the oboe during a stop in Salzburg en route to Italy. It was there with his parents that he passed the Festspielhaus while someone was practising near an open window. A little later his parents gave him a recording of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. That settled the choice of instruments for Andreas Wittmann, and at the age of twelve he had his first lessons. Andreas began his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Manfred Clement and later continued at Berlin University of the Arts with Hansjörg Schellenberger. In Munich, he also studied conducting with Hermann Michael, and participated several times in conducting courses of Sergiu Celibidache. This was followed by a scholarship to the Orchestra Academy from 1985 to 1986 and subsequently his engagement with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 1988, he founded the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet together with four of his colleagues. For several years, he was principal oboist with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and he often made guest appearances as a soloist, chamber musician and as a teacher in Germany and abroad. For many years he has been an instructor with the Orchestra Academy, whose management he took over in July 2013. He is currently also a regular guest conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. In addition, he conducts, among others, the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and the Berliner Sibelius Orchester. Andreas Wittmann loves good food and wine and very much enjoys going to the theatre.

Wenzel Fuchs comes from a region where traditional wind music is highly valued. The Innsbruck native, scion of a musical family, was already playing the clarinet as a child in various wind ensembles. After first studying in Kitzbühel and Innsbruck, he went to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he had the opportunity of playing as a substitute with the Wiener Philharmoniker. He began his professional career as principal clarinettist of the Vienna Volksoper, then moving to the Austrian Radio (ORF) Symphony Orchestra and in 1993 to the Berliner Philharmoniker. In addition to his work in the orchestra, Fuchs is active as a soloist and chamber musician in, among other groups, the Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Wind Soloists, Philharmonic Octet and the Philharmonic Friends of Vienna-Berlin. He also teaches in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy, and he held a professorship at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin (from autumn 2008 to summer 2012), a visiting professorship at Geidai University in Tokio, Japan (since 2012), and an honorary professorship at the Shanghai Conservatory. He gives master classes all over the world. Since October 2015 he is professor at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Wenzel Fuchs enjoys skiing, and most of all likes to spend his free time with his family.

Born in 1990, Tomaž Močilnik began his musical education in his homeland, Carinthia, before moving to Klagenfurt in 2005, where he attended a Slovenian secondary school until 2009 and studied music at the Carinthian Regional Conservatory of Music with professor Hubert Salmhofer. After high school, he enrolled to study music in Graz, where he graduated with honours in 2014 in the class of Gerald Pachinger. After successful audition, he continued his education at the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin State Opera under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, where he gained 2 years of experience working with the most renowned conductors and soloists of the time. Since September 2016, Tomaž has been employed as a solo clarinettist in the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, with which he performs in Europe and all around the world.

Andrej Žust graduated from primary music school in his native Logatec with prof. Janez Polanc. He continued his education at Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana with prof. Metod Tomac and then he continued his study at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with prof. Jože Falout and prof. Boštjan Lipovšek. He further perfected his knowledge with renowned professors such as Hermann Baumann, Radovan Vlatković, Froydis Ree Wekre and others. For two years he was a scholarship holder of the prestigious Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic (2009-2011). As a soloist he won three times at the national competition of young musicians (1996, 1999, 2001 – he received an absolute 100 points) and at the international competition in Udine (Italy), where in addition to the first prize he received two special prizes and was declared the absolute winner. As a chamber musician, he won the national chamber music competition in 2004 with the horn quartet, in 2006 with the wind quintet, in 2006 he was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious ARD competition with the Savitra wind quintet, and he was a semi-finalist in the Young Talent competition in Bratislava. Andrej Žust is a very active chamber musician, regularly performing at international festivals around the world. As a member of the world-famous Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestras (GMYO) and the Pacific Music Festival (PMF), he has collaborated with the most eminent conductors and soloists. He has performed as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Barok Soloist Orchestra, the Russian State Orchestra, the Mito Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Zadar Chamber Orchestra, the SNG Maribor Orchestra, the Russian State Orchestra and others. He presented himself with compositions from the standard repertoire, as well as novelties by domestic and foreign composers. For his achievements, he received the Škrjanč Award from the Secondary School of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, the Prešeren Award from the University of Ljubljana and the Betetto Award. Andrej Žust was for many years the solo hornist of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, he also collaborated with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the Ljubljana Opera Orchestra, and since 2011 he has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Boštjan Lipovšek received his first music lessons from his brother and father, both horn players. He continued his education first at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet and then at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with professor Jože Falout. In his class Boštjan also completed his postgraduate studies. Later he studied with Radovan Vlatković at the Salzburg Mozarteum. While studying in Ljubljana, he received the Prešeren Student Award for performing Strauss’s 1st Concerto for Horn and Orchestra with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He immediately took the position of solo horn player in this orchestra. As a soloist, he has collaborated with conductors such as Anton Nanut, En Shao, David de Villiers, Stefano Pelegrino Amato, Gary Brain, Amy Anderson, Yakov Kreizberg, and others. As an orchestral soloist, he has toured with the National Orchestra of the La Monnaie Opera in Brussels, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Philharmonic, and most recently with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2001, he won the Citta di Porcia international competition. Since 2004 he has been working as an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. In 2005, he responded to an invitation from Zagreb, where he also lectures as an assistant professor at the Academy of Music. In 2008, he received the Prešeren Fund Award for his artistic achievements in the field of music. So far, five CDs have been released by the RTV Slovenia Cassette and Record Label; three solo and two in chamber ensembles (Slovenian Brass Quintet and Ariart Wind Quintet), and with the German publishing house Profil he recorded a CD of the Salzburg Rarity with the Juvavum Brass ensemble. With the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, of which he has been a member for over ten years, he recorded concerts by R. Strauss and W. A. Mozart, R. Glier, J. Power, and premiere recordings of works by Lojze Lebič, Ivo Petrić, Tomaž Habe, and Uroš Krek.

Bence Bogányi was born into a Hungarian family of musicians. He took his first bassoon lessons at the age of 9 from György Bokor. He continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with László Hara, and graduated with honours from the Music Academy Hanns Eisler in Berlin in 2004 in the class of Klaus Thunemann. In 1997 Bence Bogányi won First Prize at the International Crusell Competition in Finland, in 2006 First Prize at the International Fernand Gillet – Hugo Fox Competition in Indianapolis (USA) followed, along with Second Prize and Audience Prize at the International ARD Music Competition in Munich, where he competed as part of the Quintet Chantily. Bence Bogányi was appointed principal bassoonist at the Helsinki State Opera in 1997. In 2002 he got the same position at the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, before moving on to the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin in 2005. From 2007 to 2013 Bence Bogányi was principal bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic. As a chamber musician and soloist, he has performed all over Europe and Asia with renowned ensembles and orchestras. In 2005, he performed the world premiere of the Bassoon Concerto written for him by the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2009 to 2013 Bence Bogányi taught bassoon as a professor at the Nürnberg Music Academy. In 2013 he was appointed professor of bassoon at the Hanover Academy of Music.

Hana Hasegawa has been a scholarship holder of the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since March 2020, at the same time she has been studying for a bachelor’s degree with professor Bence Bogányi at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media since autumn 2018. She was born in Bayreuth in July 1999 and grew up in Japan.

She began playing bassoon in the school wind orchestra at the age of 13 and received her first lessons from Kenichi Furuya at the age of 16. In the 2016/17 school year she completed an exchange year at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest and studied with György Olajos and Bálint Mohai, and when she returned to Japan she studied with Takao Kogo. She has won competitions such as the 16th National Wind and Percussion Solo Competition for Young People in Tokyo, the 11th and 12th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments in Czech Republic, the Tri-Jumelage Peter Aab Music Award Bassoon in Heidelberg, and the VIII. National Chamber Music Competition in Hungary. She also performed at various festivals, such as Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Moritzburg Festival, and Kaakon Chamber Music Festival. She is supported by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.


Admission free. Free tickets can be picked up the last hour before the concert at the entrance to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The number of seats is limited, so we advise you to arrive a little earlier.

Due to the amendments to the decree on the temporary restriction of the cultural services, event may be attended only by persons with a certificate of: recovery of covid-19 (P), vaccination (C) or a negative test result, which must not be older than 48 hours (T). Entry to the event is only possible with a PCT certificate. Certificate is not required for children under the age of 15 who attend the event with close family members or guardians.

Due to safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, all visitors must wear protective facemasks, disinfect their hands regularly, and observe a safety distance of at least 1,5 m.

Entry to the event is only possible with a ticket, visitors are asked to enter the venue individually, hostesses will accompany them to a vacant seat. If you suspect that you have come in contact with the coronavirus or are showing typical signs of the disease, do not attend the event.


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